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ID number:  BIRBI-B6594ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Isaac Komnenos; Cyprus
Denomination:  Aspron Trachy Nomisma
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1187-1191?
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  2.57
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3580. December 1948.

Description:  Obverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne without back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l. and of St George, beardless and nimbate, holding cross on long shaft at the base of which a small globe; emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds anexikakia in r. hand; saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds sword in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Θ ([Mother] of God) Reverse: ICAAK (Isaac)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.2.3

Notes:  Flattened.

3 Related People

Isaac Komnenos
c. 1155
Whitting, Philip David

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